International School 2014 relaunched
Fourteen students from the United States visited UKZN as part of the International School Programme relaunched this year.
The Programme offers international students the opportunity to visit an area rich in cultural diversity and history for an intensive study programme between the end of June and beginning of August each year.
It also provides an opportunity to study at one of South Africa’s leading Universities under the tuition of experts, engaging in multi-cultural experiences, with opportunities to participate in community projects, and obtaining insight into the social, political and economic challenges of the region.
The enthusiastic group of US students attended 80 hours of lectures during the five-week programme.
Tailor-made credit bearing courses included Zulu Language and Culture; Service Learning; Gender and Education; Multilingualism and language policy in South Africa; South African Film, and Politics of KwaZulu-Natal.
The programme included visits to two destinations of historical and environmental interest and students also went to the Giants Castle World Heritage site in the Drakensburg to see the San rock paintings, the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and Isimangaliso Wetland Park, another world heritage site.
They also invited to one of Durban’s prestigious events, the opening night of the Durban International Film Festival.
At the end of the International school programme the students departed with a sense of fulfilment and achievement.
Roy Dace,Reshina Umra and Sithembile Shabangu